You Gotta See This: Car torpedoes house

You Gotta See This: Car torpedoes house

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by NBC News

WCNC.com

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 8 at 6:07 PM

ACWORTH, GA -- An Acworth, Georgia family is waiting to learn if they'll be able to return to their home after a car plowed straight through the building.

The speeding car hit one side of the home and flew out of the other.

Authorities said the driver of the car had a number of cuts and scrapes, and a possible broken or dislocated hip.

The driver was transported to Kennestone Hospital in Marietta where he was listed in stable but critical condition.

The owner of the house, Gordon McDowell, said no one was home at the time of the accident but his two dogs.

They were in the garage and escaped without a scratch.  One of the dogs, Dixie, ran away, frightened. 

She found her way home after about five hours. The house has been cordoned off by firefighters due the instability of the structure of the building.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

A spokesman for the Sheriff's Office said Monday evening that there were no indications at the scene that alcohol or drugs were factors in the incident, and that there was no indication that the collision was intentional.

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